Working alongside our partner Seedspace we will be targeting startups in West Africa, where we will run a challenge that ends with a pitch event in September. Furthermore, we host a quarterly eHealth Meetup. Interested in participating?

The application period runs from June until August 2018!

What do you get?

The selected start-ups will be invited for a Pitch Day in Lagos.

The best start-up will have the opportunity to collaborate with our globally in our Headquarters.

Awards for the winners:

  • Prize Money ($ 3,000)
  • Trip to our Headquarters in Darmstadt to pitch in front of our experts
  • Opportunity to work on a collaboration project with our Innovation Center and internal project teams
  • Access to our Innovation Center Train To Innovate Curriculum
  • Office space at Seedspace Lagos

Why West Africa?

High population in West Africa has created an opportunity for startups innovating around existing societal problems to create sustainable and environmentally-friendly solutions for their communities. Investments in these startups is ripe and international businesses, the diaspora and investors are flocking to West Africa with countries like Nigeria reporting an increase of the average raise per startup of 48.7 percent in 2016.


When it comes to financial support, startups in the Nigerian city of Lagos are some of the best funded enterprises on the continent. Located in Africa’s most populous country, Lagos has started to deliver its own solutions for the citizens of Nigeria and has thus transformed into a real tech hub. By taking one of its pitch events to Lagos, we aim to foster valuable connections between Nigeria and Germany, and support local tech startups.

About the Pitch Event

At our Pitch Event, startups and founders get the chance to showcase their innovative ideas to a judging panel from us. The winner will be invited to join our Innovation Center in Darmstadt, Germany to pitch for a collaboration project.

The application will run from June until August.